Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion at Avery Dennison

Meeting the needs of global customers means having a global perspective

Avery Dennison is built on diverse ideas.

We are known for innovative solutions that help our customers lead their markets. As a materials science and manufacturing company, bringing together differing viewpoints and ways of working is central to our success.

We know that a mix of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences delivers the best ideas. Diversity and inclusion, as connected catalysts, drive innovation, transforming and enhancing our culture and our business.

“Having a diverse and inclusive environment is not only a source of strength, it’s the right thing to do. We cannot simply recognize the value of doing it, we must live it.” - Mitch Butier, CEO

Stronger Together

Diversity is representation. We are proud of the variety of voices and viewpoints across our global organization.

Inclusion is diversity in action. We create an environment of involvement, respect, and connection for everyone. 

At Avery Dennison, Diversity & Inclusion means valuing perspectives, qualities and experiences that are different from our own, and respecting differences whether related to gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other personal trait.

Be Different. Be You.

We strive to be a force for good in the communities where our employees live and work. Through employee volunteerism and the work of the Avery Dennison Foundation, we’ve seen firsthand how important it is to advance the role of women at work, at home, and in the community. Women’s empowerment is a global responsibility and we’ve made strides in this area through a clearly defined focus, engaged leadership and inclusive hiring practices. However, gender diversity is not our only focus.

Our inclusive culture encourages employees worldwide to bring their full selves to work every day. The Avery Dennison Diversity & Inclusion Council, Regional Diversity & Inclusion Councils, and Employee Resource Groups support employees in being themselves by creating safe spaces to talk about and share common challenges, wins, and issues. Our Diversity & Inclusion programming invites every employee to “be different, be you.”

Employee Resource Groups

Here are a few of Avery Dennison’s ERGs:

Black Employee Resource Group (BERG)

Black Employees Resource Group (BERG)
BERG promotes diversity by driving greater inclusion of self-identified African American/Black employees across the organization by building a strong support network, bridging cultural gaps, and creating allies with other employees.

Elevate is dedicated to strengthening a diverse and inclusive work environment by providing programs, resources, support and advocacy aimed at advancing women in leadership positions.

NEO Chinese Association

NEO Chinese Association
The Northest Ohio Chinese Association promotes Chinese culture and enhances multi-cultural exchange and mutual understanding to support and foster career growth for new and visiting Avery Dennison employees of Chinese origin.

Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)

Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)
VERG builds esprit de corps and a sense of inclusion, promotes leadership,and provides support for employees who are veterans/current active duty/reserve military and employees who wish to learn more about the Veteran experience.

Unite supports the LGBTIQ+ and ally community by offering a safe space and an in-person and virtual community where employees can network, find and share support, and discuss issues important to LGBTIQ+ and allied employees.

Voz Latina
This ERG strives to create a supportive community where employees can celebrate the contributions of the Latinx culture in North America. Voz Latina accomplishes this through education and driving focus towards the recruitment, retention, equity, and professional growth of Hispanic/Latinx employees at Avery Dennison.

Supporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Avery Dennison Earns Top Score on HRC Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index

Avery Dennison is a proud supporter of the PWC CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge.

We’re honored to be recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020 presented by Forbes. We thank our leaders and employees for their contributions to our continued success.